Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Sofia the First Blanket Buddy - Free notes



So, I've been quiet on here for a while working on super hero Blanket Buddies...I've been trying to knock out as many as I can!  I just celebrated 15 years married to my best friend Kevin and to extend the celebration, I ran a sale on all my patterns.  Well, you all were ah-MAZ-ing and purchased a bunch...thank you so much!!  I was so pleased that I finally finished up my next free notes for use with the Pretty Princess Lovey pattern by Bowtykes. 

As requested, I give you Sofia the First! 

 For those of you who aren't familiar with the my free notes, here's how we do it.  First, go to Bowtykes' Pretty Princess Lovey  
and purchase the base pattern.  (With her permission, I used her pattern to create this and all my Disney Princess notes and Villains notes.  Without purchasing the base pattern, my free notes will not make sense, so please go buy the pattern.  I promise you it's worth it.)  Then you can use these notes to make the necessary changes to create Sofia (and all the Princesses and Villains listed on my blog here).  

Thanks again to Briana Olsen of Bowtykes for the wonderful base pattern!  

And, here we go!
 Sophia the First

Colors:  skin - Vanna's Choice in Beige
             Dress - RH Super Saver in Med Purple
            Crown, trim - RH Super Saver in White
             hair - RH Super Saver in Café Latte
            amulet - embroidery floss in purple and white

Dress --
            R1 and R2-- as written in Beige
            R3 and R4-- sw to Med Purple, work as written
            R5 -- sw to White, work as written using SC instead
            R6 through R13-- sw to Med Purple, work as written
            R14 -- sw to White, work as written using SC instead

Flower Trim --  Make at least 4…you can make up to 12 (one for each "scallop").  Sew to bottom of skirt.
            With White, ch3, join to 1st to make a loop. 
            Ch3, 2dc in loop, sl st in loop, ch3, 2dc in loop, sl st in loop, ch3, 2dc in loop, sl st in loop, ch3, 2dc in loop,             sl st in loop, FO.

Arms -- Make 2
            R1-R15 -- work as written in Beige
            R16 -- sw to Med Purple, 2sc in ea st around
            R17 - 1sc in ea st around
            R18 - (2sctog, 1sc in next st) repeat around
            R19 - 1sc in ea st around

Head -- Work as written in Beige

Wig Cap -- Work as written in Café Latte
           
Crown -- work as written for Tiara in White

Hair Curls -- Make 22
             With H hook and Café Latte
            Ch15, 3dc in 2nd ch from hook, 3dc in ea ch across.  FO and sew to wig cap, placing them randomly around.

Amulet --
            With purple embroidery thread
            R1 - Ch2, 12dc in 2nd ch from hook, sw to silver thread in last pull through, join to 1st dc.
            R2 - Ch2, 2hdc in ea st around, join to 1st st, FO.
            Sew to front of dress.

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Princess Collection 4

 And yet another Princess Collection for you!  Ariel, Lilo, and two versions of Princess Aurora.  This one may take a little bit of explanation, at least for Aurora.  I wanted to do the regular Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty since that was one that was repeatedly requested.  But my favorite parts of the movie are where the fairies Flora and Meriweather were fighting over which color Aurora's birthday dress was going to be -- pink or blue.  So I did that dress, too!  That lovey takes a bit more experience so I wouldn't start with her if you are a newbie to crochet.  Hey, we all have to start learning somewhere, right?  I get that...I just don't want you to get so frustrated with her dress that you decide crochet is not for you!  I promise, with a little practice, she'll come together.

And Lilo...well, right after I got done with Collection 3, I found a 20in Lilo stuffed doll at a thrift store.  I have a huge collection myself of Disney plush...most, but not all (yet!), of the Disney movies are represented.  In all honesty, I've never even seen Lilo & Stitch, but the stuffed doll was just so cute in her little hula outfit that I thought, "Hey, I can make her into a lovey, too!"  And so, here she is.  She's supposed to be shorter than the other princesses, like Tinkerbell was, so when she comes up a couple rows shorter than your other princesses don't worry...she's supposed to be that way. 

Head over to Bowtykes on Ravelry to purchase the base pattern (Thanks again, Briana!) and then pick your favorite princess!  And as always, stay tuned for new additions...

Here we go!

Ariel - The Little Mermaid

Colors:  skin -- RHSS in Buff
             bikini top -- RHSS in Medium Purple
             skirt -- Caron SS Party in Teal Sparkle
             hair -- RHWL in Holly Berry

Dress --
            R1 -- work as written in Buff
            R2 -- work as written using HDC instead
            R3 -- sw to Medium Purple, work as written using HDC instead
            R4 -- sw to Buff, work as written
            R5 -- sw to Teal Sparkle, work as written
            R6 -R14 -- work as written
           
Arms - Make 2
            In Buff, work as written for bare arms (no sleeves)
            Sew on to R2 of dress, across from each other

Head -- work as written in Buff

Wig Cap -- work as written in Holly Berry

Hair -- Cut about a BILLION yarn pieces, about 14 inches long, in Holly Berry.  Attach to wig cap (using the Latch Hook Method) all over, starting with the entire last row of the wig cap.  Fill in to make as full as you like it.  Sweep "bangs" to one side and tie back with another strand of Holly Berry yarn, or a clear rubber band.




Aurora (Pink Dress) -- Sleeping Beauty

Colors:  hair -- RHSS in Lemon
             dress -- bodice - RHSS in Petal Pink            
                          skirt -- RHSS in Perfect Pink
             skin -- RHSS in Buff
             collar -- RHSS in White
             crown -- RHSS in Gold

Dress --
            R1-R2 -- work as written in Petal Pink
            R3 -- work as written in BLO
            R4 -- sw to Perfect Pink, work as written
            R5-R14 -- work as written.  FO

Collar --
            R1 -- In White, in BL of R3, work 1sc in ea st around, staring in the middle of the front of the dress, turn
            R2 -- ch 2, 2sc in first st, (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) repeat around ending on 2nd to last st, 2sc in last st.  FO.

Arms -- Make 2
            Work as written for Long Sleeves
            In R7 - work 1 long dc down into the corresponding stitch in R5 on the back of the hand.  Continue as written. 
           
Head -- work as written in Buff.  Embroider eyes between R11 and R12.

Wig Cap -- work as written in Lemon
                   Work 5 puff stitches across the front of the cap from eye to eye as bangs.

Crown -- Ch38
                1hdc in ea st around, join.
                Ch1, (picot in next st, sl st in next 3 sts) repeat around, ending on sl st.  FO.
                Sew onto wig cap at R10. 

Hair -- Cut a BUNCH of yarn pieces in Lemon, about 14 inches long.  Attach using the Latch Hook Method around the bottom of the wig cap under the crown.  I only attached them on what would be "from ear to ear".




Aurora (Two-Color Dress) -- Sleeping Beauty

Colors:  hair -- RHSS in Lemon
             dress -- RHSS in Delft Blue
                          RHSS in Perfect Pink
             skin -- RHSS in Buff
             collar -- RHSS in White
             crown -- RHSS in Gold

Dress --
            R1-R2 -- work as written in in Buff
            R3 -- sw to Delft Blue, in BLO, work the (3dc in next st) 6 times, sw to Petal Pink, (carry the Blue behind your work), work the remaining row.
            R4-R14 -- continue working the pattern switching between the Blue and Pink, carrying the unused color behind each stitch.  Randomly switch to the opposite color for a stitch or two in each round, never working more than 3dc in succession in the opposite color.  Keep the middle line between the Pink and Blue sides -- this is the center of the front of the dress.

Collar --
            R1 -- In White, in BL of R3, work 1sc in ea st around starting in the middle of the front of the dress, turn
            R2 -- ch 2, 2sc in first st, (1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st) repeat around ending on 2nd to last st of R1, 2sc in last st of R1.  FO.

Arms -- Make 2 -- one in BLUE, one in PINK
            Work as written for Long Sleeves
            In R7 - work 1 long dc down into the corresponding stitch in R5 on the back of the hand.  Continue as written. 
           
Head -- work as written in Buff.  Embroider eyes between R11 and R12.

Wig Cap -- work as written in Lemon
                   Work 5 puff stitches across the front of the cap from eye to eye as bangs.

Crown -- Ch38
                1hdc in ea st around, join.
                Ch1, (picot in next st, sl st in next 3 sts) repeat around, ending on sl st.  FO.
                Sew onto wig cap at R10. 

Hair -- Cut a BUNCH of yarn pieces in Lemon, about 14 inches long.  Attach using the Latch Hook Method around the bottom of the wig cap under the crown.  I only attached them on what would be "from ear to ear".
 



Lilo (hula dress) -- Lilo & Stitch

Colors:  skin - Vanna's Choice in Honey
             hula top - RHWL in Cherry Red
             hula skirt/leaves - Caron SS in Kelly Green
             hair - Vanna's Choice in Black

Dress --
            R1 -- as written in Honey
            R2 -- as written but use HDC instead
            R3 -- sw to Cherry Red, work as written but use HDC instead
            R4 -- sw to Honey, work as written
            R5 -- sw to Kelly Green, work as written
            R6-R11 -- work as written. FO

Arms -- Make 2
            R1-R4 -- work as written
            R5 -- sw to Kelly Green, 1sc in ea st around
            R6 -- (1sc in next st, picot in next st) repeat around
            R7 -- sw to Honey, work as written
            R8-R19 -- work as written

Head -- Work as written in Honey

Wig Cap -- Work as written in Black
            Add a row of (1sc, 1sc, 1hdc, 1hdc 1dc, 1dc) from the middle of the front then down one side to make her bangs.  Sew to head.

Hair Wreath --
            R1 -- With Kelly Green, work 1sc in ea st around on the surface of R10 of wig cap
            R2 -- In FLO, work (1 sl st in next 2 sts, picot in next st) all the way around
            R3 -- in BLO of R1, work (picot in next st, 1 sl st in next 2 sts) all the way around, making sure these picots are in between the picots from R2.  FO

            Cut 20 yarn pieces in Black, about 14 inches long, fold in half and attach (using Latch Hook Instructions) around the bottom edge of the wig cap from what would be "ear to ear".



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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Villains Collection 1

So, after a ridiculously long time (mostly because I watch kids during the day and I can only work on things in 10 or 15 minute slots, as well as chasing my own 10 month old around)...I have finally completed the next collection for the Pretty Princess Lovey by Bowtykes.  Whew!

Several people requested that I work out some Villains to go with the Princesses I've posted before, so here we go.  I have more Villains in the works, but these were the most requested so I started there.  Oh, and did you know that the Wicked Queen from Snow White actually had a name?  I sure didn't...but Google it (I'm not crazy!).  Go over to Bowtykes on Ravelry and purchase the Pretty Princess Lovey pattern (it is the base of ALL of these lovies...without it these notes will NOT make sense) and then let 'er rip with my notes here.  Without further ado, may I present:

Mother Gothel - from Tangled

Colors:  skin - RHSS in Buff
             dress - RHWL in Boysenberry
             hair - RHWL in Black
                        Two strands of any color Gray
             belt & neckline - RHSS in Gold

Dress - R1 & R2 -- In Buff, work as written
            R3 -- Carrying Buff behind your work, attach Boysenberry and work [3dc in next st, sk 1 st} 
           5 times, sw to Buff    and work the next [3dc in next st, st 1 st], sw back to Boysenberry  
           and complete the rest of the round
           R4-R14 -- in Boysenberry, work as written

Arms - Make 2
            R1-R5 -- in Buff, work as written
            R6 - sw to Gold, work as written
            R7 - sw to Boysenberry, work as written
            R8-R19 -- work as written

Neckline - In Gold, embroider around the edge between the Buff in R2 and the Boysenberry in R3. 
            FO and pull underneath.

Belt - In Gold, ch 90.  Tie a knot in each end.  Weave through dress between R5 and R6.  Tie ends 
          together in front of dress and let ends hang down.

Head - In Buff, work as written.  Embroider eyes between R11 and R12.

Wig Cap - In Black, work as written.

            Cut a BUNCH of Black yarn pieces about 14 inches long.  Attach using Latch Hook Method 
            as described in pattern.  Add in the 2 pieces of Gray anywhere on the wig cap.  Separate each
            yarn piece into 4 strands and fluff.
 

 


Queen Grimhilde (the Wicked Queen from Snow White)

Colors:  dress -- RHWL in Black
             hem -- RHWL in Violet
             collar -- RHWL in White
             skin -- RHSS in Buff
             hair cover -- RHWL in Black
             crown -- RHSS in Gold
             medallion -- RHWL in Holly Berry
                                  RHSS in Gold

Dress - Make as written in Black. 
            For R2, work in BLO.
            R13-R14 -- sw to Violet.

Arms - Make 2
            In Buff, work R1 through R6 as written.
            R7 -- sw to Violet
            R8 - R19 -- sw to Black
            Sew on to R2 of dress, across from each other, leaving the back loops open for collar

Collar - In White, work 1hdc around the BLO you left open in R2, ch2, (1hdc in next 2sts, 2hdc in 
             next st), repeat around but do not join, FO.

Necklace - with G hook
            In Holly Berry, ch3, 8sc in 3rd ch from hook, sw to Gold, 2sl st in ea st around, FO. 
            Sew to dress just beneath the two ends of the collar.

Head - In Black
            R1 -- work as written
            R2 -- as written
            R3 -- as written
            R4 -- as written
            R5 -- 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, sw to Buff (carry Black behind, do NOT
            cut, from here on), 1sc in next 2 sts, sw to Black (carry Buff behind, do NOT cut, from here
            on), 1sc, finish round as written
            R6 -- 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 5 sts, sw to Black, 
            finish round as written
            R7 -- 1sc in fisrt 4 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 8 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R8 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R9 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in nest 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R10 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 11 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R11 -- 1sc in first 3 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 11 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R12 -- 1sc in first 4 sts, sw to Buff, 1 sc in next 10 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            R13 -- 1sc in first 5 sts, sw to Buff, 1sc in next 4 sts, sw to Black, 1sc in next st, sw to Buff,
            1sc in next 4 sts, sw to Black, finish round as written
            EMBROIDER eyes on now, between R11 & R12, as written
            R14 - R19 -- in Black, finish as written
            Sew Head to dress at R2 of dress.

Crown - In Gold
            Ch38, join.
            1hdc in each ch around, join.
            Ch1, (picot in first st, sl st in next 3 sts) repeat around, ending on a sl st.  FO.
            Sew to head just above the Widow's Peak in R13.




Ursula - from The Little Mermaid

Colors:  skin -- Lily Sugar n' Cream in Hot Purple
             dress -- RH Shimmer in Black (also, use a J or K hook for dress as Shimmer works up a little
                          shorter than other WW yarns)
             gray filler sections - RH Shimmer in Pewter
             eye shadow - blue embroidery floss
             charm - RHSS in Gold

Dress --
            R1-R2 -- work as written in Hot Purple
                        For Bosom - R3 -- sw to Black, work (3dc, sk1) 5 times, then work *YO, insert into
                        R2* 5 times as next st, work 3dc in next st of R3, sk 1 st, work *YO, insert into R2* as
                        next st, then proceed with R3 as written.
            R4-R5 -- work as written in Black
            R6 -- attach Pewter, carry behind your work as you work the pattern as written, alternating
            Black and Pewter to make 6 Black tentacles and 6 Pewter "space holders."

Charm - In Gold, embroider one small dot between "Bosom" to represent the snail-shell necklace.

Arms - Make 2
            In Hot Purple, work as written for bare arms (no sleeves).

Head - In Hot Purple, work as written.  Embroider eyes as written between R11 and R12.  Using Blue
            embroidery floss, embroider eyeshadow over each eye.  Using Black, embroider one small
            beauty mark.  Sew to dress.

Wig Cap - In White, work as written.  Sew to head.

Hair -  Cut a BUNCH of yarn pieces in White and Pewter.  Attach to wig cap using the Latch Hook 
            method in the pattern.  The Pewter goes in the front in a block and the White surrounds the
            rest of the wig cap. 
           
            -Once all the hair is attached, hang the lovey upside down so all the hair hangs down evenly.
           - Spray all the hair strands with some kind of spray fabric starch.  Allow to dry completely;
            repeat as necessary (it took me 4 applications to get the hair to stay standing up.)
           -Trim the hair strands quite short to mimic Ursula's cropped hairstyle, kind of making a point
             in the front.  Spray   again with the starch and allow to dry. 



Maleficent- from Sleeping Beauty

Colors:  dress & horns (hat) -- RHWL in Black
             hem & collar & hat accent -- RHWL in Iris
             skin -- RHSS in Honeydew

Dress -- In Black
            R1 -- as written
            R2 -- as written
            R3 -- as written in BLO
            R4 - R13 -- as written
            R14 -- sw to Iris, work as written but replace the {3dc in next st} with a special picot:
                        SPECIAL PICOT -- 1dc in next st, 1dc in same st, ch2, 1sc to top of dc just made, 1dc
                        in same st

Collar - In Black
            - In the BL of R3, work 1hdc in ea st around, do NOT join
            - Sw to Iris, work 1hdc in each st INSIDE of the Black you just worked in the BL all the way
              back around, turn
            - Ch2, work 1hdc in ea st back around.  FO.
           
Arms - Make 2  This way of making the arms makes them into long breezy sleeves, not actually arms, and is the same type of arms that I put on Mulan in a previous post.  It made sense to me and I loved how they turned out but not everyone likes them.  If you prefer, make the arms as directed in the base pattern instead using the colors indicated here.
            Instead of using arm pattern, make 2 long sleeve "tubes":
            - Ch 12, turn.
            - R1 - 2sc in 1st st, 1s in ea st across, 2sctog in last 2 sts.  Ch2, turn.
            - R2 - 2sctog, 1sc in ea st across, 2sc in last st, ch2, turn.
            Continue alternating Row 1 and Row 2 until you have 13 rows.  FO.
            Roll your work over until the last stitch of Row 13 meets the first st of Row 13, sl            
            st down the seam to make a tube.
            Sew onto R1 of dress/blanket.

Head - In Honeydew, work as written.  Embroider eyes as written between R11 and R12.

Hat - In Black
            - Make wig cap as written but finish with a picot in the last st
                        PICOT -- 1dc, ch2,1sc in top of the dc you just made, sl st into next st
            - FO.  Sew to head with the picot in the front, between but just above the eyes.

Horns - Make 2
            R1-3sc in magic ring
R2- 2sc in next, 1sc in next, 2sc in next (5sc)
R3- 1sc in each around (5sc)
R4- 2sc in next, 1sc in next, 2sc in next, 1sc in next, 2sc in next (8sc)
R5- 1sc in each around (8sc)
R6- 2sc in next, 1sc in next, rep from * to * around (12sc)
R7- 1sc in each around (12sc)
R8- 2sc in each around (24sc)
R9- 1sc in each around (24sc)
R10- 1sc in each around (24sc)
R11- 1sc in each around (24sc)

FO with a tail for sewing. Then use the coordinating yarn to embroider the knobby shape (shown in the purple yarn in the pictures). 

Feel free to use these notes for your own use, and of course, you have my permission to sell items made from them as long as you link back to this post and Spicy Tuesday Crafts.  Please don't sell the written notes to anyone.  At all.  Thanks. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More notes for the Princess collection - Rapunzel, Jasmine, and Pocahontas!

 Here's round three!  These work up so fast...I'm totally hooked on them at the moment.  I can finish one in about 2 evenings and between chasing after my babysitting buddies during the day.  Their heads/hair take the longest for me, but I rip right through the dress/blankie part.  And coming soon I have Ariel and Lilo (in her hula outfit, from Lilo & Stitch) ready to show you.  Stay tuned!

And as always, you can purchase the base pattern for these Loveys here.
Rapuzel - from Tangled

Colors - bodice - Caron Simply Soft in Lilac
           - skirt - Red Heart SuperSaver in Medium Purple
           - sleeves - RH SS in Petal Pink
           - hair - Caron One Pound in Daffodil (I think)
           - skin - RH SS in Buff
           - skirt trim - RH With Love in White

Dress - follow bodice instructions then blanket instructions as written.  Embroider the lacing in Pink after the dress is all finished.  Using white, sl st along the bottom hem of dress - in BLO, on each "point" work (sl st, ch1, sl st) in the middle dc of each point around.

Arms (make 2) - Make arm pattern as written for long sleeves (in Buff and Pink) until R13.
              R14 - Attach Purple 2sc in next st, pick up Pink, 2sc in next st, continue alternating colors                             working 2sc in ea st around (16)
              R15-R19 - Alternating colors every 2 sts, work 1sc in ea st around.  Colors should end up in a slight swirl pattern.  FO, stuff and sew to R1 of the dress.

Hair - Make wig cap pattern in Yellow
        - Cut hair pieces 20in long.  Cut enough so that you can put one hair strand into ea st around the edge of the wig cap (36 stitches worth).  Use the Latch Hook hair pattern to attach the hair.  Braid hair pieces.
        - Add flowers - crochet small flowers and sew them randomly over the braid.

Optional - Flowers
        - Using embroidery floss and a B hook, pick your favorite flower pattern and make a bunch of small flowers.
        - Sew the flowers in random intervals all over the surface of the braid.


 Pocahontas

Colors -  skin - Vanna's Choice in Honey
               dress - RH SS in Warm Brown
               trim/fringe - VC in Beige
               necklace - RH SS in Turqua
               arm band tattoo - RH WL in Holly Berry
               hair - VC in Black

Dress - R1 - work as written in Honey
             R2 - work as written
             R3 - sw to Beige, work as written
             R4 - sw to Warm Brown, work as written in BLO
             R5-R13 - work as written
             R14 - sw to Beige, work as written in BLO.

Arms - RIGHT ARM
            Work as written in Honey.  Make the whole arm in Honey EXCEPT:
             R16 - sw to Holly Berry, work as written
             R17-R19 - sw to Honey, work as written

             LEFT ARM
             Work as written in Honey EXCEPT:
             R15 - sw to Beige, work as written in BLO
             R16-R19 - sw to Honey, work as written

 Head - Work as written in Honey

Hair - Make wig cap in Black
          Sew wig cap to head.  Cut 12in pieces of hair and attach aroudn the whole bottom edge of wig cap, using the Latch Hook hair pattern.  Fill in some more hair on the wig cap to make it look as full as you like.  Gather up the top half of the hair into a low half-ponytail and secure with an elastic.  Trim to clean up the ends.

Fringe - Using Beige, attach yarn at back of dress at R4 in the front loops you left open (by working R4 in BLO).  Work1hdc in ea loop around the front of the dress.  When you get to the left arm, work 1hdc in the 4 loops across the front to the left arm.  Continue working 1hdc on the dress around to the back where you attached the yarn.  FO.
           Cut a whole pile of 8in pieces of yarn in Beige.  Fold in half and attach 1 piece in ea st around the entire row you just added.  Secure tightly and trim to a similar length all around.  

Necklace -Using Turqua, attach yarn from the underside of the dress at the top of the left arm.  Sew a "V" shape down to the middle of the front of the dress just above the Beige row, then back up to the top of the right arm.  FO underneath the dress.

Jasmine - from Aladdin

Colors - skin - VC in Honey
            - dress - RH SS in Jade
            - hair - VC in Black
            - accessories - RH SS in Gold
            - jewel - VC in Cobalt

Dress - R1 - work as written
            R2 - work as written using hdc
            R3 - sw to Jade, work as written using hdc
            R4 - sw to Honey, work as written
            R5a - sw to Gold, 1sc in ea st around
            R5 - sw to Jade, work as written
            R6-R14 - work as written

Arms (make 2) - In Honey, work as written up to R15
           R16 - sw to Jade, 2sc in ea st around (18)
           R17 - 2sctog in ea st around (9)
           R18 - sw to Honey, 1sc in ea st around (9)
           R19 - 1sc in ea st around (9).  FO.

Hair - Make wig cap in Black.  Sew to head.  Cut lots of 18in hair pieces.  Use Latch Hook hair pattern to attach 1 strand of hair to ea sc around the bottom edge of the wig cap.  Starting at middle of front, gather the left side of hair and twist lightly as you bring it to the back of the head.  Repeat with hair on the right side.  Put an elastic band on hair in a low ponytail.  Add another elastic about 2in lower.  Add the 3rd elastic band about 2in lower than that.  Trim ends of the whole ponytail into a point.

Headband - In Jade, ch17, turn.
              - 1hdc in ea st across.  FO.  Sew across top of wig cap.
              - Jewel - R1 - with Cobalt, make magic loop, 6sc in loop, join to 1st sc.
                             R2 - sw to Gold, 2sc in ea st around, FO.  Sew jewel on to center of headband.

Embroider earrings in Gold on each side of head just under the hair.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

My notes for the Pretty Princess Lovey pattern - Round 2

I finally took a bit of time to work up some more Princesses for my collection.  Lately I've heard that Disney is going ballistic and shutting down Etsy and Amazon shops who are making and selling anything that resembles one of their licensed designs, specifically Frozen items.  I'll keep my feelings on this to myself so as not to start a fight...(grrrrr...they are a multi-billion dollar corporation and they are concerning themselves with the goings-on of a few people selling fan art?!  Whatevs.)  However, I do plan to continue making my own versions of the "D" princesses using the Pretty Princess Lovey pattern from Bowtykes.  And since you all asked so nicely, I'll post my notes on making each princess I work up so you can make your own versions, too.  Take that, D!

Base Pattern for all these dolls can be found  here .

Thank you so much, Brianna Olsen...I'm sure you don't know who I am but I will be forever grateful to you for this pattern!  Love it so much!!

Tinkerbell

Dress - yarn:  RH Shimmer in Lime
            Make according to pattern but stop on R10.  FO.

Hair - yarn:  RH With Love in Daffodil
            Make wig cap according to pattern up to R5.
            R6-R10 - 1sc in ea st around. FO.
            Stuff bun with a small amount of fiberfill
            Sew wig cap to head then sew bun to wig cap

Wings - Make 2
            - yarn:  RH Shimmer in Snow
            R1 - magic loop, ch1, 6sc in loop (6)
            R2 - 1sc in ea st around (6)
            R3 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 2 sts   (8)
            R4 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 3 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 3 sts  (10)
            R5 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 4 sts  (12)
            R6 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 5 sts  (14)
            R7 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 6 sts  (16)
            R8 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 7 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 7 sts  (18)
            R9 - 2sc in 1st st, 1sc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in 8 sts  (20)
            R10 - 1sc in ea st around
            R11 - 1sc in ea st around
            R12 - 1sc in ea st around
            R13 - (2sctog in 1st st, 1sc in next st) repeat around (14)
            R14 - 1sc in ea st around (14)
            R15 - 1sc in ea st around (14)
            R16 - (2sc in next st, 1sc in next st) repeat around (20)
            R17 through R19 - 1 sc in ea st around (20)
            R20 - (2sctog in next st, 1sc in next st) repeat around (14)
            R21 - 2sctog around (7)
            R22 - 2sctog around (4)
            FO and cut tail long enough to sew end closed.
            Sew both wings onto back of doll, near bottom of head.




Elsa

Yarns/Colors:  Dress - RH Boutique Unforgettable in Tidal
                        Hem - RH SS in Pale Green
                        Hands/Face - RH SS in Buff
                        Sleeves/Bodice/Cape - RH Shimmer in Snow
                        Hair - RH With Love in Aran

Dress - Make with 2 strands held together
            Make dress as written in pattern
            R1 and R2 -work in Buff
            R3 - work in Snow
            R4 through R13 - work in Tidal
            R14 - work in Pale Green

Cape - Ch9
            Follow dress pattern starting at R3.  DO NOT work in the round...turn work at the
            end of each row.
            Work R3 through R10 of pattern.
            Repeat R10 for 3 more rows.  FO.

Arms - Make arms according to pattern for long sleeves - switch to Snow on R7.
             - Work a deep sc into R5 to make finger point on back of hands (in Snow).

Hair - Make wig cap according to pattern. 
            Cut 18 inch pieces of hair
            Follow Latch Hook Hair instructions in the pattern.
            Sew wig cap to head.
            Attach hair strands to each se around bottom row of wig cap.
            Fill in extra strands on wig cap to get the desired fullness.
            Braid hair.



Anna
           
Yarn/Colors:  Dress    - bodice - RH With Love in Iced Aqua
                                    - vest - Vanna's Choice in Black
                                    - trim - RH SS in Gold
                                    - skirt - RH With Love in Peacock
                        Hair - RH SS in Cafe (now called Cafe Latte, I think)
                                    One strand of RH With Love in Aran
                        Head/Hands - RH SS in Buff
                        Cape - RH With Love in Boysenberry

Dress - Work R1 and R2 in Iced Aqua
            R3 - Switch to Black, work as written for the first 6 sts, deep dc into R1 for 3 sts,
            back to R3 for 6 sts, deep dc into R1 for 3 sts, back to R3 for 6 sts, deep dc into
            R1 for 3 sts, back to R3 for 6 sts, deep dc into R1 for last 3 sts.  (36)
            R4 - Switch to Peacock, in BLO work as written
            R5 through R14 - work as written, FO.
            With Gold, sl st into FL of R4 around.  FO. 

Hair - Make wig cap in Cafe
            Bangs/Part - starting at middle of front, work (1hdc, 3dc, 1hdc, 1sc, 1sl st) down one side of the wig cap.  Repeat for the other side.  FO.
            Sew wig cap to head
            Cut 18 inch pieces of hair
            Attach using the Latch Hook Hair pattern for the part.
            Using the one strand of Aran, attach for 2nd strand on left side.
            Attach hair strands from part around each side of wig cap as shown in pattern.
            Braid each side, making sure the Aran strand shows prominently.

Cape - Ch9, turn.
            Row 1 - 2dc in 1st st, dc across, 2dc in last st, turn.
            Row 2 through R5 - Repeat Row 1.
            Row 6 - 1dc in ea st across.
            Row 7 through Row 15 - 1dc in ea st across.  FO.
            Attach yarn to original chain.
            Row 1 - 2dc in 1st st, 1dc in ea st across, 2dc in last st, turn.
            Row 2 through Row 4 - repeat Row 1, FO.

Arms - Make as written for long sleeves in Buff and Iced Aqua

            After attaching arms and head to dress/blanket, sew cape (at the original ch 9) to   dress between R1 and R2.




Mulan - Matchmaker dress
           
Colors - All are RH With Love but I don't have the names...any WW yarn in Magenta, Navy Blue, Red, White, and Black will work fine.

Dress - Work R1 and R2 in Magenta
            R3 - Switch to Navy, work 3dc as written, deep dc into ridge between R1 and R2,            
           deep dc into ridge between R1 and R2 (skip one st between this deep dc and the        
            previous one).  Continue R3 as written in pattern.
            R4 - Work as written in BLO
            Between R4 and R5 - work 1 row of sc in BLO
            R5 - work as written
            R6 through R13 - switch to Red, work as written
            R14 - Switch to White, work as written, FO.
For red accent belt, use Red embroidery floss and sl st aroudn in front loops of R4 and the sc row between R4 and R5.  FO.

Head - work as written in White
            Using blue then purple embroidery floss, embroider "eye shadow" over each eye

Arms - Make 2
            Using Magenta, instead of using arm pattern, made 3 long sleeve "tubes".
            Ch 12, turn.
            Row 1 - 2sc in 1st st, 1s in ea st across, 2sctog in last 2 sts.  Ch2, turn.
            Row 2 - 2sctog, 1sc in ea st across, 2sc in last st, ch2, turn.
            Continue alternating Row 1 and Row 2 until you have 21 rows.  FO.
            Roll your work over until the last stitch of Row 21 meets the first st of Row 21, sl            
            st down the seam to make a tube.
            Sew onto R1 of dress/blanket.

Hair - Make wig cap in Black
            Around the edge of the wig cap, starting at the middle of the front, work [1hdc,
            14dc, 1hdc, stopping in the middle of the back.  Turn, ch2, work 15dc back to
            middle of the front.]
            FO.  Reattach yarn, work [ to ].  FO, leaving a 24in tail for sewing.  With yarn on
            a needle, embroider the hair "wisp" in the middle of the front, curving towards the
            right side of her hair.  Use the rest of the yarn tail to sew wig cap to head.
           
            Bun - Use head pattern up to R5.
                        R6 -  in BLO, 1sc in ea st around
                        R7 through R9 - in both loops, 1sc in ea st around
                        R10 and R11 -  Switch to Red, 1sc in BLO in ea st around, FO,
                        Stuff with fiberfill and sew onto wig cap.

            Flower - Make a magic loop, ch1, 6sc in loop
                        R1 - 2sc in ea st around
                        R2 - (1sc, ch1, 1sc in same st, 1sc in next st) repeat around making 6
                        "petals."
                        FO and sew onto Red band at bottom of bun.


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